Striped Ball Bead



Large hollow ball bead of bichrome faience piereced with 2 holes for stringing. Alternate sectors of blue and black glaze. Glaze is worn and surface quite pitted. Compare with Florence Friedman, 'Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience' (Providence, 1998), pp. 115, 212 and 259 (cat. nos. 181 and 190). CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface pitted, worn, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.